Certain defenders get the benefit of the doubt like certain offensive players get the benefit of the doubt on calls. When it came to perimeter calls, Bruce Bowen sometimes could hold and snake bite (small light taps that add up over time) and not get called for it. Some "physical" shot blocking forwards and centers hit the offensive players' hands on their shots and due to their "shot blocking status," could get away with those calls. Sadly, that's just how it goes.
If Hibbert has his specialty, he can loom over defenders like a tree, still be considered "vertical" and any contact would probably go against the offensive player over himself. To be honest, he's done this move forever and used to be very foul prone at times. He's a much better player now and he gets more respect (more calls his way).
if you jump straight up, but bring your arms down on the offensive player, and dont get all ball, thats a foul
and thats the case every level of basketball
Pretty sure if you bring your arms down on the offensive player in ANY situation is a foul, what does have to do with jumping straight up? He can't bring his arms down and block or try to block the ball because he is jumping straight up?
Miami Cheat won a championship because Bosh blatantly brought his arms on Durant arm when was taking a shot in the finals seconds, and he wasn't even jumping straight and no foul was called, among many other bad calls.
Last edited by Blue&Orange : 12-11-2013 at 10:03 AM.
These gifs just illustrate how soft the NBA has become these days. Whatever happened to posterizing a damn 7 footer who dared to get in your way? Soft ass layups Lebron is supposed to be some athletic phenom and that dude can't dunk on anyone. It's a shame.